At around six feet high, this timber lamp designed by Fresh West for the Dutch company Moooi is a refreshing take on the classic Anglepoise lamp, designed in 1932 by motor-car designer George Cawardine. Made of notched and pegged timber, and with a couple of cast-iron counter weights, as well as that retro red, twisted flex, Brave New World is inspired, say its Welsh creators, by the bamboo scaffolding found in Asia back in the good old days.
I think it actually harks back to something a little more medieval. There's something a bit siege tower or trebuchet-esque about it, don't you think? There is, however, a hint to the lamp's fragility, as Fresh West explain that you need to use both hands to move both hinges at the same time — or, I guess, it's spillikins on the floor. You can see Brave New World as part of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this month.